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Associate Business Affiliates

1GPA

We are a national non-profit governmental purchasing cooperative.

Contact: Christy Knorr

website Web Site email Email website (866) 306-3893

Adams Silva & McNally LLP

We are a California education law firm providing the most experienced and responsive legal representation to school districts across California. We serve as general counsel for school districts, and in that capacity handle a variety of matters, including, but not limited to: Labor & Employment, Student issues, Special Education, Governance, and Litigation. ASM seeks to establish lasting partnerships with a solution-focused approach to best serve the interests of our clients.

Contact: Ric Silva

website Web Site email Email website (760) 266-4249

AdvancED

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that drives education improvement through research and innovation, policy and advocacy, technology and accreditation. AdvancED conducts rigorous, on-site school Engagement Reviews of Pre-K through 12 schools and school systems to help educators and their communities ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in accreditation, AdvancED is committed to help schools improve. We offer a suite of comprehensive school improvement tools and services as a part of the eProve platform. Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, we serve as a trusted partner to over 34,000 schools and school systems across the United States and 71 other nations. Visit us online at advanc-ed.org for more information.

Contact: Tim Cline

website Web Site email Email website (888) 413-3669

AdvancED

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that drives education improvement through research and innovation, policy and advocacy, technology and accreditation. AdvancED conducts rigorous, on-site school Engagement Reviews of Pre-K through 12 schools and school systems to help educators and their communities ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in accreditation, AdvancED is committed to help schools improve. We offer a suite of comprehensive school improvement tools and services as a part of the eProve platform. Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, we serve as a trusted partner to over 34,000 schools and school systems across the United States and 71 other nations. Visit us online at advanc-ed.org for more information.

Contact: Tim Cline

website Web Site email Email website (888) 413-3669

Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs

We are a member-owned, non-profit, public agency JPA offering Property & Liability coverage, Workers’ Compensation and Health Benefits to California public schools. An Owner Controlled Insurance Program for school construction projects is also available to reduce costs and for safer construction projects. While affordable, member-focused broad coverage is provided, we believe it is more important to partner with our school members to create safer learning environments. Therefore, a host of loss control, training and risk management services are provided to our members at no additional cost.

Contact: Nancy Anderson

website Web Site email Email website (562) 404-8029

AVID

We are a college and career readiness system centered on engaging professional learning that shows educators how to increase student engagement, promote classroom collaboration, and activate deeper levels of learning in their classrooms with practical, immediately useful tools and instructional strategies. AVID helps educators shift their beliefs about teaching and learning, allowing them to cultivate a growth mindset both for themselves and their students.

Contact: Gail Shenkman

website Web Site email Email website (858) 380-4726

A-Z Bus Sales, Inc.

We are the largest and longest serving school bus dealer, representing the industry's highest quality school buses! Bluebird, MicroBird & Collin

Contact: Brandon Bluhm

website Web Site email Email website (951) 781-1800

Balfour Beatty

We specialize in partnering with educational clients to build stunning institutional facilities utilizing innovative delivery methods for new school construction, modernization, and renovation. With offices located throughout California, we are transforming educational landscapes by providing industry leading service and partnering with clients to challenge the norm to find better pathways to project success. We stand behind our company values of integrity, teamwork, excellence and respect—and strive to serve as Relentless Ally’s for all clients. As the No. 4 Educational Builder ranked by Engineering-News Record California, learn more about how we can build your next school project at www.balfourbeattyus.com or visit BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Contact: John Bernardy

website Web Site email Email website (949) 502-4000

Barber & Barber Associates, Inc.

We provide educational consulting services and Medi-Cal/LEA billing services. Proudly works with CSBA on the Medi-Cal Services Program.

Contact: Dr. Vicki L. Barber

website Web Site email Email website (916) 947-6165

Best Best & Krieger, LLP

We provide comprehensive and cost-effective legal solutions for school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and universities. A full service law firm, BB&K provides unparalleled breadth and depth of experience in all areas of general and special counsel representation.

Contact: Ashley Fernandez

website Web Site email Email website 951-826-8287

Borrego Solar Systems

Established in 1980, Borrego Solar is a leading commercial solar and energy storage company providing turnkey development, design, construction, financing and maintenance services. We help businesses and the public sector serve their customers and communities better by providing comprehensive solar and storage solutions; freeing them to focus on the problems they solve best.

Contact: Sarah Horn

website Web Site email Email website 415-565-1403

Cabrera Capital Markets

We are committed to creating and implementing cost effective financing solutions for our state and municipal clients. Our experienced professionals are dedicated to finding ways to make the job of government finance professionals easier and we stand prepared to leverage our resources to support transactions that will lower the cost of public infrastructure. Our team of highly experienced, dedicated professionals possesses a thorough understanding of debt finance and management from the issuer's perspective. We are fully attuned to our clients current needs and strive to anticipate their future challenges. Our bankers assist our clients in one or more of the following ways: -Pubic Private Partnership (PPP) -Creating the most cost-effective bond financing structures -Optimizing refunding savings -Developing sound long-term financing strategies and capital plans -Suggesting innovative revenue generating ideas -Negotiating bond documents -Proposing ideas in one jurisdiction that have been implemented successfully elsewhere Contact Brian King, Managing Director bking@cabreracapital.com (312) 931-6680

Contact: Brian King

website Web Site email Email website (312) 236-8888

Caldwell Flores Winters, Inc.

We provide Planning, Financial Advisory and Program Implementation services to school districts throughout California.

Contact: Rosa Perez

website Web Site email Email website (510) 596-8170

California Sheet Metal/HVAC Industry

We provide high quality technical education to men and women who seek a rewarding career in the sheet metal and HVAC industry through our joint apprenticeship programs. The contractor members of the California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors (CAL SMACNA) and the craftperson members of the Sheet Metal, Air Rail and Transportation Unions' (SMART) work together to design, construct and maintain advanced HVAC systems for schools that place a premium on energy efficiency and enhanced indoor air quality. Our goal is to create and ensure a learning environment that is healthy, high performing and comfortable for students and teachers alike. Our pool of contractors and professional craftpersons will make all of the difference when it comes to delivering work on education facilities that is safe, on-time and within budget.

Contact: Dion Abril

website Web Site email Email website (916) 492-6091

California Statewide Electrical JATC

We provide a career for highly skilled craftspeople. Electrical workers receive their training through local joint apprenticeship training centers utilizing a standardized education program supported by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). This model education partnership produces a highly skilled and trained workforce equipped to meet the demands of the customer.

Contact: Julie Russell

website Web Site email Email website (925) 828-6322

Capitol Advisors Group, LLC

We are a team of experts in California education policy, finance, legislative strategy, and public affairs. Over the course of our collective careers, we have been helping schools, professional associations, industry/private sector interests, and non-profit organizations succeed in achieving important outcomes for students, educators, and the future of California. No team is more effective in building successful strategies to achieve your goals and priorities in the K-12 education sector. Our services include government relations and advocacy, State budget expertise, fiscal advising, State Board of Education waivers, school facilities eligibility compliance, OPSC/State Allocation Board representation, strategic consulting and public affairs, communications strategies, and issue management.

Contact: Kevin Gordon

website Web Site email Email website (916) 443-7468

CliffordMoss

We are here to help you tell your story. If your goal requires community, political, or electoral success, they can deliver. The apporach combines significant winning political experience with fresh thinking innovative tools, and a spirited belief that people support what they help create. Their services: political strategy, election feasibility/planning, public information, and effective ground and online campaigns. CliffordMoss. What's your story? Let us help you tell it.

Contact: Bonnie Moss

website Web Site email Email website (510) 757-9023

Colbi Technologies, Inc.

We provide Account-Ability software for school building programs. Account-Ability provides problem-solving tools to develop your plan, reporting tools to track implementation against your plan, and internal control tools to adjust your plan for a successful completion of your building program.

Contact: Jon Patterson

website Web Site email Email website (714) 505-9544

Corgan

We are a leading architecture and design firm with deep technical experience and a reputation for great service. We have over 60 years of experience designing educational facilities and creative learning environments that serve students and their communities.

Contact: John Mares

website Web Site email Email website (310) 873-3603

Davis Demographics

We provide consulting services and software tools for comprehensive demographic studies, facility planning support, and demographic master planning. We enhance our extensive analytical capabilities through the use of our custom SchoolSite® software add-on for Esri ArcGIS (the world’s premier computer-mapping program, used by 95 percent of cities and counties in the U.S.). Growth management insight, student forecasting, school boundary redistricting, facility site analysis and need analysis, customized demographic analytics and reporting.

Contact: Ken Ward

website Web Site email Email website (888) 337-4471 x. 215

DecisionInsite, LLC

We provide the nation's school district leaders with the technology, enrollment forecasts and expertise they need to understand how enrollment impacts their District - past, present and future.

Contact: Lora Miller

website Web Site email Email website (877) 204-1392 x1001

DLR Group

We are an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning and interiors services. We are a nationally recognized expert in K-12 school facilities design and have completed over 2,000 school projects in the last 10 years. This totals 18 million square feet with a construction value to $6.5 Billion, including over 350 projects throughout California.

Contact: Brett Hobza

website Web Site email Email website (424) 280-2242

Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation

Through awareness, education and action, the mission of EP Save A Life is to influence families, educators, policy makers and the medical community to recognize the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest in youth and the importance of preventative heart screenings, cardiac emergency response plans in schools and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) with CPR/AED trained staff anywhere youth congregate. Founded in 2010, the foundation has provided nearly 28,000 free youth heart screenings and placed 42 AEDs and counting in youth communities. The foundation also sponsored the Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, which specifies prevention training for California coaches and cleared-to-play protocol for parents and students participating in school-sponsored athletic activities. The Act is part of the 2019 Revised Heath Education Framework.

Contact: Sarah Thompson

website Web Site email Email website 619-550-2129

Extron Electronics

For over 35 years, Extron has been a leader in the development of innovative AV solutions for the education market. This includes PoleVault Digital classroom AV systems, VoiceLift Pro microphone systems, TeamWork and ShareLink collaboration systems, StudioStation recording solutions, and GlobalViewer software for network based AV resource management and campus communications. Our unique Classroom Technology Grant Program provides increased visibility and expanded access to AV technology by supplying selected pilot classrooms with advanced audio video solutions.

Contact: Anthony Cortes

website Web Site email Email website (714) 491-1500 x6014

Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates, Inc.

We are a California-based financial advisory (municipal advisor) that serve school districts and other public agencies. Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates was founded in 1966 and assist with all forms of debt including General Obligation Bonds, Certificate of Participation and Community Facilities Districts.

Contact: Adam Bauer

website Web Site email Email website (949) 660-7303

Fulcrum Management (DBA Thoughtexchange)

We provide software solutions that bring people together, build trust and make progress on important topics. Whether it's staff, students, parents or whole communities, we help you effortlessly connect with your stakeholders. People can confidentially and independently share their thoughts and consider other points of view. Our patent-pending data analysis gives you the insights to make informed decisions and take action. Learn more at: www.thoughtexchange.com

Contact: Matt DesBrisay

website Web Site email Email website (800) 361-9027 x1

Geary Pacific Supply

We are an HVAC distributor serving the Western United States since 1961. We have 26 locations in 7 states. We distribute Bard Manufacturing Wall Mount HVAC equipment for the Modular Building Industry and specialize in HVAC design and comfort for School Facilities. www.gearypacific.com

Contact: Suzanne Miller

website Web Site email Email website (714) 279-2950

Hanna Brophy

We specialize in workers’ compensation defense. Since 1943, employers throughout California have looked to Hanna Brophy in legal representation. With offices located all throughout California, seasoned partners and experienced associates blend their expertise in the representation of our clients. Each office enjoys a regional reputation among judges and opposing counsel as a solid, aggressive legal representative of employers and insurance carriers.

Contact: Melissa Delaney

website Web Site email Email website (714) 598-4058

HMC Architects

We as one of California's leading educational design firms for over 75 years, HMC Architects strives to improve education by providing innovative solutions in comprehensive master planning, architecture, energy efficiencies, technology solutions, community engagement, asset management, financial planning and DSA close-out. Together, let's create the best educational environments for students. Contact our Practice Leader, Tom Cavanagh at 800-350-9979.

Contact: Tom Cavanagh

website Web Site email Email website (909) 989-9979

Isom Advisors

We are a full-service planning, campaign, and financial advisory firm that serves California school districts. Our team has worked with both large and small school districts throughout the state and continues to be a leader in this industry. With over 25 years of experience providing innovative solutions and the highest level of service. Our staff has not only been the most active, but the most successful in assisting school districts improve their facilities and their general fund in recent years.

Contact: Jon Isom

website Web Site email Email website (925) 478-7450

Jones Hall

Since the establishment of Jones Hall in 1978, it has been among the leading bond counsel firms in California, providing legal services of the highest quality. With one office located in the financial district of San Francisco near the offices of the national rating agencies of S&P and Moody’s and the offices of numerous bond underwriting firms, Jones Hall is well positioned to provide its clients with the highest level of legal expertise and service. Most Jones Hall attorneys have careers that have spanned decades in the bond industry, with first-hand experience responding to changes in the law, the economy and political climate. For calendar year 2017, Jones Hall ranked number one in the number of successful bond closings among other California Bond Counsel firms, leading over 225 deals with total par amount of over $6.3 billion to a successful close (Source: Thomson-Reuters News Group). A large percentage of the firm’s representations are for California school districts in connection with the calling of general obligation bond elections, the issuance of general obligation bonds and refunding bonds, and the delivery of certificates of participation. On the November 2016 ballot alone, Jones Hall represented school districts on over 50 measures presented to California voters.

Contact: Courtney L. Jones

website Web Site email Email website (415) 391-5780

KeyAnalytics

KeyAnalytics provides key professional support and information management software to enable school districts to clearly see options, challenges and obligations of ongoing bond programs and multi-year construction programs. In addition to tracking and standardizing compliant reporting of project revenue and expenditures with minimal additional staff time, KeyAnalytics also provides experienced consulting support to quickly answer district's questions regarding the State School Building Program, developer mitigation expenditure rules, and general municipal bond rules.

Contact: Michael Dodge

website Web Site email Email website (209) 595-0791

Koppel & Gruber Public Finance

We specialize in preparing developer fee studies (FJS and SFNA), Community Facilities District formation and administration, parcel taxes, continuing disclosure, CDIAC bond reporting and arbitrage calculations.

Contact: Lyn Gruber

website Web Site email Email website (760) 510-0290 ext. 303

Meyers Nave

We are a statewide law firm focusing on the unique legal and regulatory needs of public entities, including all levels of the public educational system as well as local government entities, such as county offices of education, that provide services to school districts. Many attorneys joined our firm from a variety of local governmental agencies, bringing valuable first-hand client insight and specialty expertise, including one of our attorneys who served as a Deputy General Counsel at the San Francisco Unified School District. For more information, please visit meyersnave.com.

Contact: Richard Pio Roda

website Web Site email Email website (510) 808-2000

Modus Systems

We build gymnasiums, multi-purpose buildings, classrooms and support buildings for school districts. We employ modern high performance construction techniques to build custom designed facilities at less than custom designed prices. Our unique building strategy, "Modular Expandability" allows you to select from our standard floor plans, or create your own with our design team and your Architect. At Modus Systems, building superior quality, affordable facilities isn't just something we do, it's what we do best!

Contact: Victoria Vaughn

website Web Site email Email website (831) 438-2763

NECA-IBEW

We are the voice of the $150+ billion industry responsible for bringing power & communications to buildings & communities throughout the U.S. NECA promotes & supports the union electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research & standards development. NECA contractors are equipped to meet the demands of their customers through sustainable construction and energy management solutions. The IBEW is a leader in the electrical industry. IBEW electricians are highly skilled & trained in the latest technologies with a focus on quality & safety.

Contact: Julie Russell

website Web Site email Email website (925) 828-6322

Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson LLP

We are a leader in the field of public agency representation throughout the state, serviced by offices in Los Angeles, Oakland, Costa Mesa and San Diego. Our public agency representation focuses on matters of construction, real estate, labor and employment, environmental, education, and charter school law.

Contact: Phil Henderson

website Web Site email Email website (510) 999-7908

PreFast Buildings

We offer a wide range of Permanent DSA "PC" Pre-Approved High Performance School Buildings. Prefabricated "in-plant" or precast concrete and structural steel. PreFast Plantcrafted Buildings deliver 21st century learning environments and projected 100 year service life combined with the fastest project completion in the K-12 market. PreFast is celebrating its 2nd Decade this year with NEW DSA PC Pre-Approved Building Styles and Gymnasium Buildings, providing greater flexibility than ever before.

Contact: Brian Gaunce

website Web Site email Email website (650) 375-5840

Sage Renewable Energy Consulting

We are the leading independent energy consulting and project management firm for California public schools. Sage provides planning, implementation and optimization of support for solar PV, energy storage, and Prop. 39 efficiency projects.

Contact: Jordan Bowen

website Web Site email Email website (415) 851-9087

School Business Services of California, Inc.

We were founded in 1996 to assist local education agencies (LEA) recover reimbursement for health and mental health services provided to their students. In 1999, this expanded to include the Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) program, which provides LEAs partial reimbursement for certain health related outreach activities and some of the administrative costs of maintaining a health care delivery system.

Contact: Terry Rohl

website Web Site email Email website (877) 957-7272

Schools Excess Liability Fund

We are a not-for-profit, joint powers authority, that has been providing excess liability coverage for California Schools and colleges since 1986.

Contact: Lois Gormley

website Web Site email Email website (916) 553-3203

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

We offer a full range of financial products and services to employees of eligible public and private schools, community colleges, universities, school districts and education foundations throughout the 10 Southern California counties. Immediate family members of existing members are also welcome to join.

Contact: Kristin Crellin

website Web Site email Email website (714) 466-8400

Self-Insured Schools of California - SISC

We provide the best coverage and service to our members while keeping costs affordable and stable.

Contact: Kristy Comstock

website Web Site email Email website (661) 636-4682

Silver Creek Industries, Inc.

We design and build high quality, energy efficient, and cost-effective DSA approved school buildings, including the sky®, SCI's high performance building. As a general contractor providing turnkey construction services, SCI employs an integrated project delivery collaborating with architects, engineers, and industry professionals to present clients with innovative and flexible building solutions to suit their needs.

Contact: Suzanne Willis

website Web Site email Email website (951) 943-5393

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

We are the leading public finance firm in California providing bond underwriting services to California school districts. We assist school districts with the issuance of general obligation bonds, Mello-Roos special tax bonds, COPs and leases, and financings for solar and energy projects.

Contact: Bruce Kerns

website Web Site email Email website (415) 364-6839

SyTech Solutions

We are a leading document management company that specializes in identifying and scanning permanent school records. Our services also include data capture, document management systems, and online hosting services. We provide award-winning technology solutions that minimize up-front cost and maximize value. SyTech is CMAS certified.

Contact: Bryan Golden

website Web Site email Email website (916) 381-3010

TBWB Strategies

We have 12 years of experience in providing school districts across California with election consulting services, helping raise over $13 billion for local school districts. We’ve had more success than any other firm and maintain over a 90% win rate. In 2016, in partnership with the Districts we serve, TBWB passed every single one of the school bond measures we had on the ballot.

Contact: Joy Tatarka

website Web Site email Email website (415) 291-1894 x227

Three Hill Path Inc.

Three Hill Path Incorporated is the software designer that has created IPM Codex. IPM Codex is the first of the Codex Tools products designed and implemented by the Three Hill Path team to help school districts manage their complicated and demanding maintenance requirements. By assisting with maintaining the Integrated Pest Management plan and compliance with the California Healthy Schools Act, IPM Codex significantly reduces the workload required for compliance with the law, and for effective record keeping of pesticide usage. IPM Codex aids school districts in establishing and fulfilling an effective pest management plan, and helps school districts keep students and parents safe and informed about pesticide usage. Through IPM Codex, school districts can establish and prove a history of good IPM practices, and provide accurate and complete reporting to county and state agencies.

Contact: Bryan Walker

website Web Site email Email website 949-444-5674 x 101

TIPS

We are a leading national purchasing cooperative with 4,000 member agencies. “Connecting Members and Vendors”

Contact: Jeff Shokrian

website Web Site email Email website (866) 839-8477

UA CA Apprenticeship Coordinators

We train thousands of plumbers, steamfitters, sprinklerfitters, welders and HVACR technicians in union sponsored and State and Federal Government accredited programs throughout California.

Contact: Carl Cimino

website Web Site email Email website (408) 453-6330

VALIC

We have more than half a century of experience helping Americans plan for and enjoy a secure retirement. We provide real solutions for real lives by consistently offering products and services that are innovative, simple to understand and easy to use. We take a personal approach to retirement plans and programs, offering customized solutions for individual needs. We are committed to the same unchanging standard of one-on-one service we have delivered since our founding. We can help you live retirement on your terms.

Contact: Michelle Herman

website Web Site email Email website (916) 780-6037

Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

We have been providing quality program, project and construction management services to our education clients for 30+ years. Our progressive growth and quality of service positions us as one of the most respected firms in the industry. We take pride in our ability to provide solutions for success in delivering quality projects and meeting the needs of our clients.

Contact: Bob Fletcher

website Web Site email Email website (916) 575-8888

Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company, LLP

We are a certified public accounting firm that assists commercial, government, education, finance, heathcare and non profit clients with audit, tax and consulting services. Our firm is one of the largest providers of accounting services in the United States and has been providing personalized service for nearly 70 years. Please visit our website at www.vtdcpa.com

Contact: Caroline Larson

website Web Site email Email website (909) 466-4410

WLC Architects, Inc.

We are a client-focused firm of talented, experienced professionals. The firm is passionate about creating timeless designs that are inspiring, valuable assets to the community.

Contact: Lisa Ryker

website Web Site email Email website (510) 815-2402